It immediately caught my eye because I had a nasty time trying to setup Octopress the other day. To be fair, it's not its fault, Windows is not a very Ruby-friendly environment. And they are both somewhat similar.
With both you can:
- Write posts in Markdown.
- Compile them to static files.
- Theme your blog.
And best of all, at least for me, since it's running on Node.js, it is cross-platform and works on Windows (yay). So I gave it a try.
To create a new post:
hexo new post "My post title"
To generate HTML:
To watch files for changes (and generate):
hexo generate -w
To launch a server to look at the results.
Note: Once the server has been launched, it looks like it won't pick up any changes you do, you'll have to relaunch it. Bummer, I know. But until this is fixed you can work around it using Grunt and launching your own server with the grunt-contrib-connect plugin.
I migrated all my old posts from my blogger site and I have been editing partials and CSS to make the theme look nicer.
Hopefully it'll get more Octopress plugins migrated and better looking themes.
If you're curious check out the documentation.